Tecnomatix Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ-NM Symbol:TCNO - news) a pioneer and world leader in e-Manufacturing software solutions, announced today that it received an order worth $145,000 from Autoliv GmbH for Tecnomatix eMPower Assembly e-Manufacturing software solution.

eMPower Assembly provides Autoliv with an e-Manufacturing environment and set of interoperable tools for multi-site development, optimization and collaboration of its manufacturing processes. The solution includes the eM-Planner application for planning and managing the entire manufacturing process, eM-Workplace for detailed design of production assembly lines as well as the e-Manufacturing Server and collaboration tools.

"We selected Tecnomatix' eMPower solution based on its ease of integration and ability to significantly reduce planning and assembly times," said Peter Riepl, planning manager, Autoliv. "We consider eMPower the strategic tool required to increase flexibility, streamline our planning processes and enable us to deliver a defect-free quality product to our customers worldwide. We are also anxious to implement a collaborative work environment that will allow us to unite all of our European sites and are confident that the Tecnomatix technology will enhance our entire manufacturing process."

"As the leading supplier of safety systems for automotive manufacturers worldwide, Autoliv's choice of Tecnomatix e-Manufacturing solutions further validates our stronghold in the automotive industry," said Harel Beit-On, president, Tecnomatix Technologies. "The increase of distributed manufacturing over multiple sites, is creating an urgent need for tools to communicate, share and organize the manufacturing information being created at different sites. Tecnomatix eMPower offering, with its powerful web-based server, planning, engineering and communication tools, is helping many manufacturers consolidate their manufacturing activities throughout the world, enabling them to accelerate new product introductions and deliver products faster in higher quality."


Autoliv Inc. develops and manufactures automotive safety systems for all major automotive manufacturers in the world. The company has 60 wholly owned subsidiaries and joint ventures with close to 23,000 employees in 29 vehicle-producing countries. In addition, the company has eight technical centers around the world, including 19 test tracks, more than any other automotive safety supplier does. Sales in 1999 amounted to close to US $3.8 billion and net income US $200 million. The company's shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ALV - news), its Swedish Depositary Receipts on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (SSE:ALIV) and its stock options on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE:ALV.).


Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ-NM:TCNO - news) is the world's leading provider of e-Manufacturing solutions that develop, communicate and operate optimal manufacturing processes across the extended enterprise. The Company's software helps manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, PCB and heavy equipment industries meet the challenges of e-business by accelerating time-to-market and time-to-customer, reducing production costs and increasing quality and productivity. Additional information about Tecnomatix can be found at www.tecnomatix.com.